Sunday, July 29, 2018

Martinez Clouts 32nd HR, Sox Come Back, Then Roll To 10-4 Win Over Twins

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J.D. Martinez slugged his MLB-leading 32nd home run, and five Red Sox players had multiple hit games in a 14-hit attack, in a 10-4 defeat of the Twins. Martinez's blast over everything in left put Boston ahead to stay—pushing the team to 40 games over .500 (73-33). Joining Martinez with more than one base knock were: Mookie Betts (2-5, 2RBIs, R); Andrew Benintendi (2-5, R, RBI); Rafael Devers (2-4, R, RBI); and Eduardo Nunez (2-4, 2 RBIs, R). Rick Porcello notched his team-leading 13th win on the year—going 5.2 and giving up four earned runs. The win—coupled with a double-header split by The Evil Ones—pushed Boston's lead in the AL East to 5.5 games.